Build wall shelf yourself – instructions in 6 steps

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Today we have an idea for you how to create a creative wall design and at the same time create some storage space for your decorative items. With a small, but very chic wall shelf, this task will succeed you fabulously.

Wall shelves are always a great idea - they need little space and offer plenty of storage space. And if you can build a shelf yourself, then secure yourself a real Blackfang on the wall.

We want to build such a wall shelf today. Stay tuned ...

Build wall shelf yourself - instructions 

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You will need the following materials: 

♦ 2 or more wooden boxes (without lid)

♦ saw

♦ wood glue

♦ Color for wood

♦ Brush

♦ pen and ruler

♦ Wood varnish

♦ Hammer and nails

Materials for the subsequent DIY project

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Step 1

Place both wooden boxes very close together - as you imagine them in the final position. Then use the pen to mark the points where the box should be cut.

step 2

Use the saw to cut the corner exactly at the marked points. Now both wooden boxes should fit together well.

step 3

Apply a thin layer of wood glue to both ends where the box has been cut and let it dry, following the instructions on the back of the bottle.

Step 4 

Attach the construction with 2 nails on each side, as shown in the picture below. So you are sure that your shelf is stable.

The basic construction of the shelf is assembled in 4 steps

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Step 5

Now is time for color! In this step, you can let your creativity run wild. We opted for a subtle paint and have only painted the box edges in bright green. But you could freely choose colors and patterns of your choice.

Step 6

As a last step, paint your new wooden shelf and let it dry. The paint serves as an additional protective layer.

Paint and varnish the shelf

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Hang your DIY shelf proudly on the wall and decorate it with plants and small decorative items!

DIY shelf as a creative wall decoration 

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